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Sitting on Chandragupta Maurya's throne
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Sitting on Chandragupta Maurya's throne

Everything here is precious, but there are no 'Do not touch' signs. No velvet ropes or airport-like barricades that prevent onlookers from crossing the line.Chandragupta Maurya's singhasan (throne) wants you to sit on it.Sher Shah Suri's big tarazu (weighing scale) wants you to stand in it.A bird's nest wants you to swing in it.An excavation site wants you to dig beneath the earth.And the Nalanda ruins want you to touch so that you can feel the texture of bricks dating back ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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Meet India's Mona Lisa

One of the best stories coming out of Bihar is a meeting place for Chandragupta Maurya, Buddha, Ashoka, Sher Shah Suri and India's Mona Lisa.Rediff.com's Archana Masih dropped by.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: A couple takes a picture in front of a map of Bihar made of Hindi and English words depicting people, places, rivers, festivals, food etc that the state is famous for. Everything here is precious, but there are no 'Do not touch' signs. No velvet ropes or airport-like barricades that ...
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'Among India's military greats, he was the greatest'

Sam Manekshaw led the Indian Army to its greatest military victory this month 46 years ago.Lieutenant Colonel A K Shinde (retd), the field marshal's doctor for 25 years, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih about the charming man behind the soldier's uniform. IMAGE: Then General S H F J Manekshaw with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy Major General B N B M Prasad and DPR Photo Division Archives Among the family photographs in Lieutenant Colonel A K Shinde and Mrs Raj Shinde's ...
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Emperor Akbar bought horses at this fair

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair. Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji and Rani Laxmibai to buy elephants and horses for their armies. Take a look ...
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An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji, Rani Laxmibai and Kunwar Singh to buy elephants and horses for their armies -- and is something you may not have seen before.All Photographs: Seema Pant   Just as the year dies out, Sonepur, a small town in north Bihar, bursts into life."Sonepur is for the mela and ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago She went back to running at 42 and won medals for India  Rediff.com4 weeks ago The mother of 2 who won medals for India  Rediff.com1 month ago 'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'  Rediff.com1 month ago
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This businessman thinks Demo/GST are good

"In a country like ours, people talk about wanting to be like Singapore, but when it comes to paying taxes, they start criticising. The medicine is bitter, but the long term effect is good," Senthil Natarajan, who runs Kovai Pazamudhir Nilayam, a one of its kind fruit and vegetable chain in Tamil Nadu, tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih. Read the full interview ...
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'Rum is the true spirit of India'

'In Sri Lanka, they told me if you remove the India branding from the bottle, we'll buy it.''I told them the reason we have India in the logo is because we are proud and want to showcase the product.''Just to sell, I won't sell my soul.'With tiger stripes and India in its logo, Gautom Menon wants to put an Indian rum on top of the world. IMAGE: Gautom Menon, founder-chief brand officer, Wild Tiger Rum, wants Indian rum to capture the world's imagination like Guinness or Corona. Photographs: ...
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The hit filmmaker who left it all to tend cows

'It's odd, I made Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar which is about winning, but today I feel we live too much in a winning world.''Everybody wants to win.'Mansoor Khan, the director who left Bollywood at his peak for a quieter life, speaks to Rediff.com's Archana Masih at his farm in the Nilgiris. IMAGE: Mansoor Khan at home in Coonoor.Khan launched cousin Aamir Khan in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, and made Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Josh.He left Mumbai in 2005. Photographs: Rajesh ...
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'India is blazing down a tunnel'

'Anything that is anti-growth is demonised because growth is the biggest religion.''Growth has become synonymous with progress, well being, comfort.''Actually, it is the opposite. Growth is what has caused environmental damage, depleted ground water.''Exponential growth is cancer.' Part 1: The hit filmmaker who left it all to tend cows IMAGE: Mansoor Khan at his farm stay in Coonoor. He left the success of Bollywood behind for a quieter life. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Mansoor ...
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Why one MUST visit the Bihar Museum

'Seven galleries range from the historical to the traditional, and from the contemporary to what constitutes the Diaspora -- the migrant labour that went on to create plantation colonies in far reaches of the world,' notes Kishore Singh.   New Delhi and Mumbai are so insular and self-obsessed, they turn a blind eye to developments in the states that should have us applauding the achievements in which we lag behind. Three-and-a-half decades ago, the setting up of Bharat Bhavan was touted ...
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